Poet, orator, actress, civil rights activist, professor, author, playwright, singer and producer. Phenomenal Woman! These and many more superlatives were used to describe the incomparable Maya Angelou. Gone too soon in 2014 at the age of 86, Dr. Angelou’s legacy lives on through the words she used to eloquently, powerfully, and honestly express emotions, capture experiences, and spread hope.
She is considered one of the most influential voices of her time.
A Song Flung Up to Heaven (Random House, 2002)
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House, 1994) And Still I Rise (Random House, 1978)
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well (Random House, 1975)
Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie (Random House, 1971)
Analysing and Appreciating Poetry
Poetry has long been a means to express observations, opinions, emotions and ideas. In Analysing and Appreciating Poetry, explore some of the formats and devices of poetry, and uncover an appreciation for the use of language and theme. Classic examples from renowned poets from different eras are used to illustrate many different types of poetry and the rich use of figurative language. Discover the benefits of both reading and hearing a poem, and experience the connection between poetry and the world around you. From the rhyme and meter of a sonnet to all the possibilities of free verse, students will enjoy this exploration into one the most expressive forms of literature.
SOURCE: ClickView (2007), Rated E, Duration 22:27 mins
Maya Angelou Biography
Authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism
Literary Criticism / American / General
Autobiography American Literature
African American Authors